Board of Directors

Our Board Members

Hugh Fraser
President

Hugh Fraser

Hugh is a semi-retired agricultural engineer. He grew up on a dairy farm and has been in well over a thousand barns. Hugh now owns the consulting business ‘OTB Farm Solutions’ and recently authored a book entitled ‘Swing Beam Barns of Niagara’.

Jim Campbell
Vice President

Jim Campbell

As the principal of Rockside Campbell near Duntroon, Jim and his team spend their days within a re-erected barn-studio designing projects which often incorporate the beautiful sculptural qualities of historic barn frames and materials.

Krista Hulshof
Treasurer

Krista is an farm-raised architect and Owner of VELD architect who loves to re purpose and bring life back into old barns. She practices just north of Stratford from her barn house and office.

Jon Radojkovic
Director

Jon has owned and operated Skyhill Construction, a timber framing business, for over 30 years. For the last 16 years he has specialized in heritage barn repair (with his 3 sons). Jon and his wife operate an organic farm. Freelance journalist, author of 2 books about barns, and photographer.

Will Samis
Director

Will Samis

Will, with his wife Elaine, farm beef and sheep and make maple syrup near Iron Bridge.

An 8th generation Ontario farmer, he is active in local and provincial affairs. He organized and led several successful barn tours . He was the co-lead volunteer in moving, restoring and re-purposing the Cordukes/Weber 12 sided barn near Sowerby. He is the curator there.

Don Hilborn
Director

Don Hilborn and his wife operate Red Barn Berries in Oxford County for the last 30 years. Over the years he have worked on maintaining the Red barn while keeping its original character. He also a former agricultural engineer with the Ontario government and a creator of the MDS program at OMAFRA.

Randy Bagg
Director

Randy Bagg

Randy has spent most of his life working in barns. Grew up on a dairy farm north of Toronto. Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1979 and worked in bovine practice for 15 years in Peel and Halton Counties. Spent 24 years in the animal health industry doing research and regulatory management until he retired in 2018. Then went back to the University of Guelph to complete an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History degree in 2022. Randy believes  the preservation and recording of barns in Ontario is a vital part of our agricultural history.

Claudia Smith
Secretary

Claudia is a rural historian and photographer. She has documented the colour of rural life in Lanark County in hundreds of articles for The Lanark Era newspaper and in 8 books that include: ‘Barns ~ A Reflection of Changing Times and Horses of the Country ~ An Homage’.

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We are currently seeking new directors. Give us an email to let us know you are interested. Elections regularly take place in March during our AGM, but the board can bring on at anytime of the year. info@ontariobarnpreservation.com

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